Yangshuo Cyclist

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I said in my last photo that I had my heart set on getting that shot. I had planned to get it, tried to get it and would have been annoyed if I hadn't have got it.

This shot was the complete opposite; a spur of the moment, unplanned shot. Turns out, this is one of my favourite photos (of mine) ever!

Myself and Greg were explore some quite remote fields around Yangshuo in Guilin, at this point our guide had pointed out a very old bridge across a small stream. As we were crouched down by the water's edge, I glanced up and saw this old man on a bicycle cycling across this stone bridge.

I suddenly pictured an image in my mind; this lone man cycling along the path in his traditional hat, towards the setting sun, with the famous karst mountains forming the backdrop and framed by this single tree.

I reeling off a huge number of exposures in the hope of capturing anything at all. On reviewing these, picking three for an HDR and a hell of a lot of post-processing to make it just how I'd imagined, this is the result.

You know what? It's even better than I had pictured.

I'm off to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia tonight, so I'll catch up with everyone when I'm back!

Read this on my blog: thefella.com/blog/yangshuo-cyclist.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/8.0 / 17-40mm @ 17mm / HDR

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  1. ~JustJayne~ 16 months ago | reply

    Stunning capture Conor, I wish id had more time to travel when i was in Borneo!

  2. CoryMarchand 16 months ago | reply

    Unreal. this is great!

  3. Panagis Chartouliaris 16 months ago | reply

    Excellent work !!
    Happy New Year... :)

  4. perth45 16 months ago | reply

    wow...iconic image, so lucky with the cyclist....

  5. Frans.Sellies 16 months ago | reply

    amazing picture!

  6. Suhanna ♥ 15 months ago | reply

    So wonderfully taken!

  7. jsteacher 15 months ago | reply

    absolutely amazing shot!

  8. Colskier1 13 months ago | reply

    Beautifully composed.

  9. Gav Owen 10 months ago | reply

    So many HDRs are horrible, but with this one you've tamed the HDR beast and created something truly wonderful. Trey Ratcliff would be jealous.

  10. henrichgunter 7 months ago | reply

    Absolutley amazing !

  11. Cida Garcia 7 months ago | reply

    Excellent composition!Congratulations!

  12. Pixamundo 6 months ago | reply

    Beautiful. This somewhat reminds me of the Viñales region in Cuba.

  13. Diluflo 3 months ago | reply

    Excelente postal.

  14. huang_young 3 months ago | reply

    landscape of Karst in Guilin, China,very beautiful

  15. lizziehk18 3 weeks ago | reply

    Thank you so much to share beautiful photos.

  16. DimitrisK. 2 weeks ago | reply

    Great capture. Amazing landscape!

  17. St, George 2 weeks ago | reply

    Great shot.

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